Vital Football

Latest Sunderland AFC News

Manager Reaction to Chelsea Loss

Manager Reaction to Chelsea Loss

Sunderland manager Roy Keane disappointed by the way his team conceded an early goal at the stadium of light. Sunderland were beaten by a John Terry header in a very close encounter which Sunderland deserved at least a point.


Keane told safc.com "I`m disappointed with the result, it was a sloppy goal we give away from a needless corner."

"We never quite recovered and as Chelsea have done many times before, they`re quite good at set-pieces."


"It`s a good delivery, big strong men attacking the ball, but I thought the players` reaction over the 90 minutes, their performance, was brilliant."

"I didn`t think it was a penalty I don`t think it`s a day for looking at decisions that went against us, the referee got it right."

"We have to play with that intensity and commitment to the club all the time. I thought we played some good stuff today. We had chances, over the last few weeks we`ve not really been creating chances, but we had opportunities today."

"Chelsea took their chance, we didn`t take ours, and that`s why they`re going for titles and the European Cup."

"There`s lots of pluses today. Reidy has got another game under his belt, although he maybe tired towards the end. Carlos, another hour for him, and Roy O`Donovan - so there`s lots of pluses."

"We played really well as a team today. I thought everyone, the subs when they came on, played their part - it`s very rare that you lose a game at home and get applauded off the pitch, so that was great credit to our supporters for that."

"We had a good few chances. Kenwyne towards the end, Deano`s had a shot, but we can talk all day about what`s happened in the game, it`s what happens in both boxes - they`ve had a really good chance, John Terry took it. We`ve had ours and not taken them, and that`s football in a nutshell, it`s not rocket science."

"I`m sure the Chelsea manager will be happy winning 1-0, a lot of these top teams are capable of winning 1-0, and that`s the difference. I analyse it and look at our own players and our performance and, as I said, we showed some quality today. "

"I`m happy with the players. You have to get the balance right and today we had a decent balance to us and credit to the players for that. "

"If we keep persevering from now until the end of the season, I`m pretty sure we`ll be fine."

Vital Sunderland Says
Keane is right to be confident of our survival chances after the performance against Chelsea. We deserved to have a share of the spoils as we created chance after chance only to fail to put them away.

Writer:KEV1N
Date:Sunday March 16 2008
Time: 11:13AM

Comments

0
Robbed...............
Lucas
16/03/2008 12:40:00
0
No we had our pants pulled down
Macka
20/03/2008 00:05:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

New Sky Bet Deal For The EFL

It was confirmed earlier today that the EFL had signed a new and improved sponsorship deal with Sky Bet.

Vital Preview - Championship - 17th-19th November 2017

The 2017-18 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend, 17th-19th November.

O'Neill Rejects Sunderland Approach

It was being reported yesterday evening that Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill had rejected an offer from Sunderland to become our new manager.

Attendances Continue To Rise In The EFL

The EFL have released figures for attendances so far in 2017/18 and they show a rise on figures from the same time last season.

Archived Vital Sunderland Articles

Vital Sunderland articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Sunderland
Write For Vital Sunderland
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Sunderland v Millwall
Suggested By:
Sunderland win0%
Millwall win0%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Results (view all)

Sunderland A.F.C. Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Tony Lambton1
Write for Vital Football